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Chapter 8. Animating with Motion Tweening > Animating Along a Motion Guide

Animating Along a Motion Guide

Turn snapping on to easily animate along a motion guide. The center point of the object must be on the motion guide path for it to work and snapping ensures that this happens. Once the motion guide is created, all you have to do is drag the object in the first and last frames of the tween to the motion path you drew and Flash will draw the in-between frames along this path.

Animate Along a Motion Path

Create a motion guide.

Click on the first keyframe of the motion tween, and then click and drag the object on the Stage onto the start of the motion path.

The object snaps to the motion path.

TROUBLE? If the object doesn't snap to the motion path, verify that the Snap setting is turned on in the Property Inspector for this frame. The objects on both the beginning and ending keyframe must be snapped to the motion guide line for the motion to follow the guide line.

Click on the last keyframe of the motion tween, and then click and drag the object on the Stage onto the end of the motion path.

The object follows the line you drew located in the motion guide layer.


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